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The Parv Interviews
The Shallow One Rears its Ugly Head!Thus proving her name befits her in these interviews below, Parvati Shallow shows her true colors. There was so many contradictions and vicious attacks made by the shallow one that it cannot be contained in a forum post. Here are some excerpts from several different interviews: (my comments are in red. but feel free to add your own with a different color)
So you almost had it this go-round, too. Were you surprised when they called Sandra's name?
I was really bummed. I knew it was a long-shot for me to win because of everyone's speeches on the jury. Noone was really even asking me a question. Nobody really had anything positive to say about me -- I was just lumped in with Russell. But when it came to Sandra, they were like, "Oh my God, you're an angel. We don't know what we would have done without you. We think you might be the mother of sweet baby Jesus." So it was completely obvious to me that it wasn't going to be me. The jury was campaigning really really hard on behalf of Sandra at that point. So it was pretty obvious that Jeff wasn't going to call my name. Oh pulease Parv no one said that about Sandra. Give it a rest....
Do you think it was solely because of your alliance with Russell that you didn't win?
I don't think it was just Russell. It was a lot of things -- previous agendas, previous alliances, a couple of the girls who didn't like me and would have voted for anyone but me. But I do think that there was a lot of resentment and animosity towards Russell that spilled over on to me. I was his major alliance right from the beginning. So it makes sense. But some of the other players, they just didn't want to see me win again, I'm sure.
But for a villain, you were pretty well-liked. Do you think you were put on the right team?
I'd much rather be a villain. I enjoyed myself on the villains. I'm really glad they made that call. I think I would have slit my wrists on the heroes. They were so depressing. But in the beginning I was like, 'Why am I a villain when Candice is a hero and Amanda is a hero?' They did the same things as me. But in the end, looking back, I was so happy that they put me on the villains side. Plus, I am pretty crafty and I like to play as hard as I can. It's freeing to be a villain. There's noone looking up to you like you're a role model. You're a villain, you can do whatever you want. You can run a muck.
So what's next for you?
I'm starting a business. I'm becoming a businesswoman! I'm opening up a wellness center in Santa Monica, Calif. It's going to be yoga, pilates, fitness, nutrition. It's going to be pretty much everything you need to be healthy on the inside and out. "Survivor" has really inspired me to focus on developing my own internal health, my spiritual health. And I want to help other people, too, so I think it will be a positive way to put my energy into something.
Do you think you'd play "Survivor" again if they called you back?
I will not play "Survivor" again, I'm hanging up my jersey. I'm going to be focused on building up my business and making my millions through other avenues.
Do you get recognized a lot more since playing on "Heroes Vs. Villains"?
I do. It's weird. I went skiing with my family and I was wearing a snowsuit, a hat, skiing goggles and I still got recognized! People were coming up to me, "Parvati, Parvati, Parvati!" How can they even tell? All you could see was my lips. Maybe it's my voice.
Uh no Parv its the lips (duh!)
So now that the game's over, will you keep in touch with Russell?
I don't know. I don't really keep in touch with Russell. Really, the first time I've seen him since the show was at the finale. I don't hold any ill-will towards anyone, because really, it's just a game. But I don't think I'd really want to be friends with anyone either. It's kind of a warped foundation on which to build a friendship. We came in and we played a game based on distress and deceit and elimination, so I don't think that's a strong basis for friendship.
Why did you keep his butt in the game?
Parvati"he was my only line of defense. Everyone was trying to vote me out. No one would talk to me. If Russell got voted out, I would have been the next to go."
Would it have been better if Jerri was there instead of Sandra?
Parvati: "Jerri would have won. I would have had a better shot against Jerri, but it was a bitter jury. They just didn’t want to give me a million again."
Parv, just wake up and realize it isn't always about you.........
After talking with her twice, I am well aware of the Parvati charm, and it's easy to understand how Russell could let it go to his head. I asked her about the after party, Amanda's vote for Sandra, Candice's comparison of Parvati to an abused wife, and where she draws her confidence from.
Parvati, how are you today?
It's been a long day. It
It sounds like we're both in the same frame of mind, so this ought to be wildly entertaining. Did you have a wild party last night?
I didn't, actually. I have one of my best friends from high school in town. My family is in town. I just didn't want to get caught up in the madness that was going on last night. We just kept it low key in my room. We had a pizza party and hung out.
With the second place finish, were you disappointed?
Of course I was. I think I played the best game overall. It just came down to a few bitter jurors, and also the backlash of the Russell hatred. I think that's why I didn't get the vote from the jury. Of course I'm disappointed. I worked so hard. I put my blood, sweat and tears into that game.
How did it compare to Micronesia?
I played even better than I did in Micronesia, and I won that game. It just shows that Survivor really is such a social experiment. It shows human nature at its most base level. When people feel wronged they will do everything they can to make sure that the person who wronged them does not get rewarded.
Did Amanda and Danielle vote for Sandra?
Danielle voted for me. Amanda and Candice voted for Sandra.
We didn't get the context there. How did Amanda come to vote for Sandra?
Amanda just didn't want me to win. Amanda got outplayed by me in every way possible. I beat her record for the most days out there. I won in Micronesia. Every possible way that Amanda could be beaten, she was beaten by me. She wasn't going to vote for me. She was getting up at the final Tribal Council campaigning for Sandra, saying how wonderful Sandra is. I'm like, "You don't even know her! You just don't want me to win!" She didn't even ask me a question. That's how bad it is.
How do you know Amanda didnt know her? You've been telling us here that you were NEVER friends with her so how do you know ? And if thats your idea of "tribal council campaigning" I'd hate to see you run for public office. what a complete and total whiny spoiled brat!
Wow. But I thought you guys were best friends for several years.
We weren't best friends for several years at all. We had a relationship during the game in Micronesia. It's tough when you're in this game because there's trust issues afterward, and the resentment for one person winning and the other person not. But this time there was a lot of distrust between us because we didn't know if the other person was telling us the truth, and we were right. We weren't telling each other the truth. I don't blame her for not voting for me. I completely understand. I just think it makes her look lame. Her game is to play a strategic, athletic, competitive game, and I know that she knows that I played the best game. I think she just looks kind of lame for voting for Sandra.
Yea? And those who are sore loosers always look to blame others for their shortcomings instead of admitting they blew it. But Parv doesn't get it and she never will because she thinks she played a good game.....
Why didn't you get Candice's vote?
Candice gave the most horrible, bitter jury speech I've ever heard in my life! She called me a battered wife, and that I played the game under Russell's thumb, and I was riding his coattails the whole time. It was a complete misconception that Candice had. Everyone in the game had a different perspective on what was going on and they could only see certain portions of what was happening. I don't really think Candice believed that was what was going on. She just wanted to speak her piece for other people to vote for Sandra, and to make you look as bad as possible.
poor Parv you're such a victim..... how do you go through life being picked on like this??
Russell came across as unlikable to a lot of people. Did you connect with him?
I mean, let's face it. Russell is just not a big teddy bear. He is not the most likable guy. At all. But I did respect the way that he played the game as a competitor. He was out there. He put it all on the line and it paid off for me in the beginning when I was with him. I needed someone like that who was willing to make big moves in order to keep me there. So for me to be able to suck it up - I can create a relationship with pretty much anyone. Those are the skills I have that make me good at the game, because it is a social game and you need to play with what you have. And given the way people were after me, I was blessed, honestly, to have Russell align with me, because I would have been the first person out.
first and only thing you seem to get right Parv
I've never been to any of the Survivor events. The only time when I'm involved in Survivor is when I play the game and when we do the finale. So I don't really hang out with all of those people. I don't do the charity events. The only person I hang out with is James. Everyone thought Amanda and I were going to team up, but you saw that didn't happen. Everyone has preconceived notions in an All Star season anyway, so there's nothing I could have done to prove to those people until I got the chance to actually [compete.] You know?
Did Sandra play a great game?
I think Sandra played with the skills that she has, and it paid off for her. Sandra is able to fly under the radar and not be seen as a threat, or targeted. In the end, since her alliances had been voted out, I don't think Sandra made any big strategic moves to get herself to the end. She just played kind of a "Not me, not me, not me" game, which is a good strategy to get you to the end, and if that's the talent you have to play with then, you know, that's what you have to work with. I couldn't play like that because I was targeted from the beginning as a huge threat. I had to step it up and win challenges. Good for her, though. She conserved all her energy. She didn't have to. But she saved all of her energy for a good final Tribal performance. She did very well in the final Tribal.
blah blah blah talk to the hand.......
Do you feel like Sandra throws the challenges or she's just terrible at them?
I think Sandra doesn't really care whether she wins or loses in the challenges because she knows she doesn't have to win. I think Sandra realizes that being a weaker competitor in the challenges has paid off for her in the past. So I don't think she really puts her heart and soul into those challenges.
Wow the amazing Parvati can now tell what's in someones heart!!!
What was up with Colby? Where did his energy go?
You know what? As soon as we merged and got onto the Heroes camp it was like walking into a rain cloud. Colby was the biggest wet puddle I ever seen. He was so depressing. Everyone there looked at the ground. No one would smile. It was like [game show sound effect] wah wah wah! So, so bad! Colby was the ring leader of the great depression. He was completely checked out. Didn't want to be there. Hated everyone there. I guess he just felt like he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
At the second to last Tribal Council when you made that comment about how you've been protecting Russell, Jeff Probst seemed to egg Russell's paranoia on a bit more than he should. Is that how it came across to you?
Yeah. Jeff likes to put his two cents in. Jeff always wants to crack somebody or change a vote at Tribal or make somebody break down to change the game up. Jeff always wants a big surprise or a big blindside. If he can say something to set Russell's wheels in motion he's going to do it. That's why I have to be 100% set going into Council that I'm not going home in order to sit there and be calm and collected and confident while Jeff shoots his firy bows and errors at us. wants some cheese with your whine Parv?
You do seem to have a calm and confidence that not a lot of people have, even on this show extraverts. Where does that come from?
I do a lot of yoga. I grew up in a Hindu community so I've always been very even minded and pretty even tempered. Nothing ever really ruffles my feathers. I think, honestly, doing yoga has really created a solid foundation for me. I realize things can only effect me if I let them. Especially when I do Survivor I become an impenetrable wall. I don't really let anyone get the best of me.
except for Amanda.....
You had some tough days out there.
On the fourth day I felt alienated and alone, and I constantly had people after me. When you walk into a group of people and they scatter and walk away, or you join a conversation and everyone stops talking, it's like "Oh wow! Nobody wants me!" It's horrible. So you have to have a calm exterior and think, "Nothing gets to me. I'm unbreakable" in order to make it.
Another example of her contradiction that nothing gets to her
Matt: So moving on to Parvati -- how much of an adjustment did you have to make after losing Danielle? I just don't see any scenario where you lose to her and Russell in the finals.
Parvati: I think it was a big change for me. Not only was it strategically not a good thing for me in terms of jury votes, but I felt bad because she was my girl the whole time. I lost my playmate (laughs).
I don't know...who knows? Maybe those people just didn't want a winner to win again, and the only reason one did win again was because she was up against someone who outplayed them and they hated so bad, and a former winner.
Matt: Did you think you got enough credit for being up against the wall for most of the game? Do you know why the jury didn't look at that?
Parvati: I think I know why it is. I think it's just human emotion that was leading them to vote how they voted. It's not like they sat back and said 'who played this game in every aspect?' If they had done that, Amanda's game is like mine, she plays her game like mine every time. She had played based on whose game she respected the most, she would have voted for me. But she voted based on her emotions and the way she felt about me as a person. So that's why I think I lost a few votes...some resentment, some jealousy, and the backlash of being aligned with Russell.
I wonder what she means by strategically it was not a good thing for her in terms of Jury votes? In what way was Danielle being on the jury NOT good for her? Because
having Danielle on the jury gave Parv a sure vote.
There is this whole other component to the game where the jury votes for the winner. The juries voting guidelines are 1. They MUST vote for someone. 2. And their vote can be based on whatever criteria they want. IOW: they can choose whoever - of the F3 they want for whatever reasons they want. Period. This is part of the game which has been in effect since day 1 and has never changed. If you are a fan of the show you know this and you also know that 97% of time the votes are based on the voter's "feelings" towards the F3. Some.....very few vote for who they think played the "best" game and even that is still their "personal" opinion which is subjective and therefore also based on human emotion.... among other things.
The fact is there is NO getting around the reality that voting for the winner in Survivor has always been based on a personal emotional attachment as it was intended to be by its creator Mark Burnett. It's the reason the game can turn on a dime and go in a different direction, it's the reason the game is so intriguing and unlike any other. It's the reason he called it a "Social Experiment" originally. Getting to the end is just one component among several important others. Knowing that....and all fans should....especially the ones playing the game........ should play it to win votes and not play to get to the FTC and "hope" the jury will "respect" the game according to your personal idea of it or vote for you simply because in your mind you deserve it.
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Her true colors have finally emerged. Parvati rode Russell's coattail the entire game. She is more bitter than the jury. it is her fault for making the jury bitter. Anda Amanda was not jealous that Parv won Micronesia, did you see her at the reunion show. Parvati is too egotistical and bull-headed to even watch anyone around her. She has a terrible social game and she refuses to watch anyone else's gameplay. She is so spoiled. Glad she lost.
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